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March 06, 2013
Health Tip: Don't Let GERD Interrupt Your Sleep
(HealthDay News) -- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a gastrointestinal condition that often triggers uncomfortable nighttime heartburn that affects sleep.
Health Tip: Spot the Early Stages of Alzheimer's
(HealthDay News) -- Mild cognitive decline is an early warning sign of Alzheimer's disease, and sometimes the symptoms may be hard to spot.
Med School Students Still Get Gifts From Drug Companies: Survey
WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. medical students and residents receive meals, gifts and industry-sponsored educational materials from drug companies, despite medical schools' efforts to restrict this type of contact, a national survey finds.
Mental Illness May Raise Risk of Being Murdered
WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- People with mental illness are much more likely to be victims of murder than other people, a new study finds.
Disabled Workers Often Face Abuse: Study
WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- Disabled people are twice as likely to be attacked at work as other employees, and they also are more likely to be insulted, ridiculed and intimidated on the job, a new study finds.
Cost of Diabetes Care in U.S. Keeps Climbing
WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- The total cost of diabetes in the United States jumped from $174 billion in 2007 to $245 billion in 2012, a new report shows.
Insomnia Might Boost Heart Failure Risk
WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- Insomnia may triple the risk of developing heart failure, a large new study from Norway suggests.
Health Highlights: March 6, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: